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John Muir Award offers online autumn courses – sign up quickly!

Training

JMA have announced the following training opportunities in their latest e-bulletin: Online Introduction to the John Muir Award (24 Sept, 9 Nov), Free Professional Development webinar package for 2020/2021, plus Free for Tayside and Fife practitioners: STEM By Nature Professional Learning Programme with FSC Scotland to…

Read More Published: 09.09.20

Growing up in greener areas can boost IQ

Research

Greenspace Scotland share a report on a new study which has found that growing up in a greener urban environment boosts children's intelligence and lowers levels of difficult behaviour.

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Concern over the future of outdoor education centres #SaveYourOutdoorCentres

Other

Scotland’s outdoor education sector has issued a call to the Scottish Government to support outdoor residential centres or face losing them forever, with concerns raised by NNOL shared in a blogpost (4 September 2020). The network is asking Scottish Government to undertake 3 actions to support the sector,…

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Is this the least fit generation of schoolchildren ever?

Other

This article in The Conversation (8 September 2020) explores the low level of fitness among children and teenagers, the impact of coronavirus lockdown and the need to monitor fitness levels in young people. 

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Educational value of Scotland’s Outdoor Education Centres

Resources Places

Check out this guidance commissioned by the Scottish Government and developed by the Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education (SAPOE) in partnership with other key stakeholders plus links to Local Authority Outdoor Education Centres and COVID-19 information.

Read More Published: 08.09.20

Scotland’s Outdoor Learning Directory aims to provide a portal to services supporting outdoor learning which are provided by these Scottish organisations.

Forestry and Land Scotland Scottish Forestry NatureScot Lomond & Trossachs NP Natural Scotland Cairngorms National Park Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh SEPA Education Scotland Historic Environment Scotland